It was a gorgeous Fall day… perfect for doing anything outdoors. Kids just love this yearly activity of visiting pumpkin patches and apple orchards for picking apples. Thankfully, our neighborhood orchard has both pumpkins and apples. There was a lot of chatter while we walked between the rows of apple trees looking for apples that were low enough for the kids to pick by themselves.
Adit: Did you know how I got this apple? Me: How? Adit: My friend gravity helped me pull it down from the tree. Ashwini: Gravity is good. She always pulls everything down. Apples, your arms and legs. Keeps you from floating away in space. Adit: Gravity is not a girl. He is a boy. Ashwini: No. She is a girl. Adit: Uh.. uh. A boy! Ashwini: Maybe gravity is both a boy and a girl… a goy or a birl. Adit: or a borl.
It stopped right there as we approached a tree with lots of low-hanging apples. Click below for more photos. Read more…
I get to learn new things almost everyday from kids. Ashwini was totally surprised and shocked to learn that I didn’t know what an acrostic poem was. She then went on to educate me by writing two poems as examples. Here they are…
Adit: Today, I was sent to the thinking chair. V: Why? What happened? Adit: Robert and I and Emory were squishing together. So, Mrs. Whipple sent us to the thinking chair. But, I got the best thinking chair to sit on.
Ashwini explained that in Kindergarten the timeout chair is called the thinking chair.
V: Ashwini, do you have a timeout chair in your classroom? Ashwini: Yes, there is one. But, I have never sat in it. V: What about last year? Was there one in your first grade classroom. Ashwini: Yes. But, I was never sent to that one, too.
I can just imagine getting several phone calls/emails from the Principal’s office in the future. Can you guess who will be responsible for those?
Acadia National Park in Maine is such a beautiful place. It is turning out to be our ‘one trip every year’ destination. It was a lot of fun hiking around the park but, we also enjoyed driving through the scenic park and the islands around it. Another highlight was Eating at various restaurants in Bar Harbor, ME, especially at Parkside restaurant and 2 cats. Here are some photos from this year’s vacation up there.